UST Global Step IT Up America Graduates to Join IT Organization at Ahold Delhaize USA’s Retail Business Services
February 4, 2019 – Quincy, Massachusetts – UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, today announced the graduation of its first Step IT Up America (SIUA) program participants in Quincy, Mass. The SIUA students have been successfully placed in the Information Technology department at Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA company, which also has roots in Quincy. The graduates will work on a variety of technology projects for the company, which provides services to one of the largest grocery retail groups in the nation, including well-known brands like Stop & Shop, Hannaford and others.
Launched in 2013, UST Global’s Step IT Up America is a national training program designed to employ women, minorities and veterans in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. The selected women, minorities and veterans go through an intensive training program on several technology areas like programming, testing, analytics, cyber security, business analysis, big data and more.
At the graduation ceremony, UST Global leaders were accompanied by Paul Scorza, EVP & CIO, Retail Business Services.
“We are very excited about partnering with Step IT Up America and having these new graduates join our team,” said Scorza. “Talent within the technology sector is very competitive, and this is an excellent opportunity to ensure that we are recruiting highly trained IT professionals for key roles within our organization.”
BG Moore, Chief of Staff, UST Global, added “SIUA is our unique and sustainable workforce model that provides the necessary skills and supports workplace diversity. With our program, we aim to empower women, minorities and veterans by training and placing them in technology jobs. We are excited to have the recently graduated batch from SIUA join Retail Business Services. Our sincere gratitude to Retail Business Services for believing in our vision and being a part of our journey of Transforming Lives.”
Mahesh Athalye, Client Partner, UST Global, “We truly care for the community we live in, and are constantly looking to develop and nurture local talent. We are glad Retail Business Services sees our SIUA program as a way to give back to the community. Many congratulations to all the students. I am confident that Ahold Delhaize USA’s services company will provide them with the right career jumpstart.”
About UST Global
UST Global is a leading digital technology solutions company that provides advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies in banking and financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, technology, manufacturing, shipping, and telecom. UST Global believes in building long-lasting, strategic business relationships through agile and client-centric global engagement models that combine local experts and resources with cost, scale, and quality advantages of global operations. For more information, please visit: www.ust-global.com
About Retail Business Services
Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to six East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN'S, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, as well as the country’s largest online grocery retailer, Peapod. Retail Business Services leverages the scale of the local brands to drive synergies and provides industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to local brands to support their strategies with services including Information Technology, Merchandising & Marketing Services, Private Brand Products, Pharmacy Services, Sourcing, Not for Resale, Store Services, Financial Services, Legal Services, Communications, Supply Chain and People Systems and Services. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com.
Divya Singh, UST Global
Erin DeWaters, Retail Business Services